(June 22, 2005 - Burbank, CA) — Award-winning casting director Patrick Rush has joined Warner Bros. Television as Vice President, Casting, it was announced today by Mary V. Buck, Senior Vice President, Casting, Warner Bros. Television, to whom he will report. Said Buck: “Patrick is a very talented casting executive and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have him join our team. He is well respected throughout the television community and his creative instincts and energy are welcome assets.” As Vice President, Casting for Warner Bros. Television, Rush will be a studio liaison between producers, networks, agents and managers. He will also be responsible for overseeing outside casting agencies and will be working directly with Jerry Bruckheimer Television which, in association with WBTV produce three new Fall drama series—“The E-Ring,” “Just Legal” and “Close To Home,” the mid-season comedy “Modern Men” as well as returning dramas “Cold Case” and “Without A Trace.” Rush will also continue to oversee casting for the popular primetime soap, “The OC.” For the past several years through his company Patrick Rush Casting, Rush has had a successful history with WBTV where he helped cast six pilots, all of which got picked up for series, including: “Supernatural,” “The OC,” “Everwood,” “Jack & Bobby,” “The Mountain” and “My Guide To Becoming A Rock Star.” He also contributed to two seasons of the popular WB series “Dawson’s Creek.” Previously he was a partner in Rush/Klein Casting and worked at Liberman/Hirschfeld Casting where among other television series, he was the casting director on the critically acclaimed drama, “Party of Five.” A multiple award nominee for various projects including WBTV’s “The O.C.” and “Everwood,” Rush was the recipient of the Casting Society of America’s (CSA) Artios Award for his work on the 1997 CBS mini-series Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood.” Rush began his career in the entertainment industry by working as a member of Universal Studios Hollywood’s popular tour after which, he moved to the studio’s mailroom working his way up to production before going into casting.
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